Sure the bathroom mirror is the easiest place to snap a selfie. But how exciting is easy? This hot list of some of the most exotic, inspiring and unusual locations to click a selfie are sure to make you the envy of your friends and immortalize you in selfie history. 1. Sunset Beach, North Shore […]

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Thinking of making a move to a new city? You’re not alone. Residents of the Big Apple, Los Angeles, and other major metropolitan areas often think the answer to making their paycheck go further is to move out of the big city. Some are taking a leap of faith and relocating in pursuit of a […]

The Paralyzing Effect of Choice

Have you ever stopped to think about just how many decisions you make each and every day? Some choices are very simple, such as choosing to get up in the morning and going to work rather than being fired for not showing up. Others are more complex. Much more complex. You want to buy a […]

Is your credit score making you sick?

Everyone from credit card issuers and mortgage and car loan lenders view your credit score as a sign of your financial health. And the math isn’t complicated. The higher those three little digits soar, the healthier your finances are thought to be. Having healthy finances (a.k.a. a high credit score) is widely regarded as a […]

Americans are a charitable bunch. According to the National Philanthropic Trust, 95.4 percent of U.S. households give to charity and that annual contribution averages $2,974. In total, individuals handed out a whopping $241.32 billion in 2013, which accounts for 72 percent of all charitable giving. And we’re not showing any signs of slowing down when […]

Santa Identity Theft

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) most recent findings, nearly 16.6 million Americans (or 7 percent of those age 16 or older) are victims of identity theft. They’ve either experienced the unauthorized use or attempted use of an existing account, of personal information to open a new account, or the misuse of personal […]

‘Tis this season for long lines at the baggage claim, crowded airports and bustling hotel lobbies. And because of the mix of wintry weather and increased number of people headed over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house, holiday travel is almost certainly a harried event. According to a recent survey, 20% of […]

Fresh from their tryptophan-induced slumber, a sea of savvy shoppers will flock to stores this Black Friday, according to the National Retail Federation’s Thanksgiving Weekend Expectations survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Six in ten shoppers say they will or may shop at some point during the four day weekend, which equates to more […]

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Lackluster or non-existent organizational skills can be just as dangerous to your financial health as being short on cash. Related article: The Complete Guide to Setting Financial Goals and How to Achieve Them Clutter and confusion can make it hard to keep track of balances and payment due dates. And losing sight of those key […]

Seven in 10 college graduates in 2014 had student debt. The average undergraduate in 2014 walked away from college with roughly $33,000 in student debt, according to an analysis of government data by Mark Kantrowitz, publisher at Edvisors, a group of web sites about planning and paying for college. Even after adjusting for inflation, that’s […]